x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Seol signs for Al-Hilal on loan

The Fulham midfielder Seol Ki-Hyeon joins Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal on loan for six months.

LONDON // The Fulham midfielder Seol Ki-Hyeon has joined Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal on loan for six months. The South Korea international has struggled to make an impact at Fulham since joining last year from Reading, starting just two Premier League games for Roy Hodgson's side this term. Seol will hope the move will help him recapture the form that saw him play in all six of his country's games at the 2002 World Cup finals, in which the co-hosts made it all the way to the semi-finals.

He enjoyed a spell in Belgium with Royal Antwerp and Anderlecht before a £2 million (Dh10.6m) switch to English side Wolves in August 2004. His ability to operate on both sides of midfield earned him a £1.5m move to Reading in 2006, helping the Royals to secure a top half finish during their first season in the Premier League.